# Photography

Related: About this forum# ****** September contest theme is, Another Roadside Attraction.*******

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Entries will open on September 14, and will run for one week. Prelim voting and final voting will be three days each.

"Roadside attraction" as defined for this contest is, a small independent business along the the roadway. The more quirky and kitschy the better. Keep editing to the minimum. Enjoy

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#### Solly Mack

(90,758 posts)#### elleng

(130,610 posts)Been wondering about it for MONTHS!!!

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)and restaurants near you.

We have one very interesting diner.

#### Tom Kitten

(7,340 posts)The very first photo I took with a digital camera ...

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)#### Binkie The Clown

(7,911 posts)I lived in Grants Pass for 20 years or so. My 3 kids all graduated from Hidden Valley High. That's been at least 30 years ago.

#### Tom Kitten

(7,340 posts)Somewhere in my closet I have a box of slides I took from the sidelines at the 1977 Gladstone-Hidden Valley Class AA State Championship Football game. (I went to Gladstone, we won, yay ) Your mentioning Hidden Valley triggered that memory! I hadn't thought of that for a good twenty years.

#### Old Codger

(4,205 posts)Caveman

#### Mira

(22,379 posts)I'm utterly intrigued. This won't be as easy as it seems, but eminently doable. I like the way you think, Alfredo. Good one!

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)it was about even cowgirls getting the blues..........

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)I think I still have a copy somewhere.

#### CC

(8,039 posts)for an old Gatorland print. Specially since I am no where near Gatorland now.

Kicking myself, I should of taken a photo of South of the Border when we went by a couple weeks ago. lol

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)#### Lorien

(31,935 posts)#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)#### mnhtnbb

(31,361 posts)I am wracking my brains trying to think of something near here.

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)A funny sign would suffice. There was a sign on a fence advertising "used cows." A bubblegum colored house against a blue sky would be marvelous. If you see it from the road/street, it is fair game.

#### bluedigger

(17,084 posts)#### Blue_In_AK

(46,436 posts)Of "Wal-Mike's" up at Trapper Creek.

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)#### Agschmid

(28,749 posts)#### Mira

(22,379 posts)took it today.

I had to shake hands, introduce myself, explain why I'm in the neighborhood, and finally worked my way to saying there was a contest coming up and I needed a photo of their attractive roadside attraction store, was it maybe please OK to take a few shots. All this is not what I usually do, I just beg forgiveness, not so much ask permission.

I'm tickled.

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)This place is in our town. The pharmacy has closed, but it lives on as a liquor store.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/bondurants-pharmacy

It has a big vertical conveyor for the drugs. It was pretty neat.

#### fizzgig

(24,146 posts)i have some places in mind already and i just happen to be driving past all of them next weekend.

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)#### Binkie The Clown

(7,911 posts)I got a nice shot, but I'd like to "antique" it and turn it into a vintage-looking photo befitting the subject matter.

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)#### Binkie The Clown

(7,911 posts)just tell me, and I'll submit a different image instead.

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)#### Agschmid

(28,749 posts)#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)#### Solly Mack

(90,758 posts)I would have gladly went with easy.

#### Mira

(22,379 posts)will you be stating that you want "quirky or kitschy"?

I took the photo of the road side business I mentioned (where I had to park, gently approach, introduce myself and beg for the photo) and I am holding it in abeyance for the contest. Then I ran across another that is kitsch as kitsch can.......

So now I'm torn.

I think the photographers, and the voters, need to get back to keeping their eye on the theme a bit better. Lately I think we have lost our way at times and submitted pretty photos that are only peripherally related to the theme and have gotten away with it.

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)#### Solly Mack

(90,758 posts)So, mention it! (Pretty please, with sugar on top)

Thank you.

#### alfredo

(60,070 posts)One man's kitsch is another's primitive art.

#### Solly Mack

(90,758 posts)But I take your point.

I got loads of quirk and kitsch.